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  • Politics as Usual

    Really fat wallets were opened in governor's race Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf and the Republican incumbent he defeated, Gov. Tom Corbett, spent a record $60.5 million in the 2014 election campaign, the latest campaign finance reports show. The...
  • Second casino license coming to Philly

    Second casino license coming to Philly
    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a public meeting Nov. 18 to award a license for Philadelphia's second casino. The scheduling of the meeting seems to assure that Philadelphia's second license will be issued to one of four applicants,...
  • Pat Browne named to state Senate's top spending spot

    Pat Browne named to state Senate's top spending spot
    HARRISBURG — In a shakeup of legislative leaders Wednesday, the Lehigh Valley got a seat at the table of power. Republican Sen. Pat Browne of Allentown was named the chamber's budget point man. Browne's elevation to Senate Appropriations...
  • Corbett sued over legislative spending cuts

    HARRISBURG — Hours before the polls closed Tuesday, state Senate leaders filed suit against Gov. Tom Corbett, claiming he had intruded on legislative authority by vetoing portions of the fiscal code, a bill that accompanies the state budget....
  • PA Supreme Court vacancies to be filled by Tom Corbett or Tom Wolf

    PA Supreme Court vacancies to be filled by Tom Corbett or Tom Wolf
    HARRISBURG — The judicial lobbying has begun. Lawyers and judges are contacting senators looking for a leg up in the nomination process that will be held soon to fill one existing and one pending vacancy on the state Supreme Court. The seven-...
  • Corbett signs bill to address heroin, opioid crisis

    Corbett signs bill to address heroin, opioid crisis
    Cambria County was a painfully appropriate place for Gov. Tom Corbett to sign Senate Bill 1164 on Tuesday. The legislation provides good Samaritan protection for individuals who report ongoing overdoses. It also allows friends and family members of...
  • Allentown developers cultivating political influence

    The two men who have bankrolled much of the billion-dollar transformation of downtown Allentown are hoping to convert that commercial revival into a political force. City Center Investment Corp. co-owners Joe Topper and J.B. Reilly have launched a...
  • Bills letting PA teachers carry guns and NRA sue municipalities await Legislature

    State lawmakers gradually return to session Monday from their summer break. Lawmakers don’t have to be in House and Senate chambers for roll call until 1 p.m. and neither chamber is expected to finalize many controversial bills dealing with...
  • Wayne Pacelle: Pigeon shoots are not a sport and should be banned

    Live animals are not meant to serve as targets or afternoon entertainment. Using these feeling, breathing animals as animated targets is not a right, or even close to a right. It is a medieval wrong. I'm speaking of Pennsylvania's throwback pigeon...
  • Pennsylvania 'Good Samaritan' bill could save lives of drug overdose victims

    Pennsylvania 'Good Samaritan' bill could save lives of drug overdose victims
    HARRISBURG — A Good Samaritan helping an overdose victim — even one using illegal drugs — could be safe from prosecution under a bill seeking to cut the number of fatal overdoses from heroin and other opioids. The measure also allows...
  • Casey weighs in on electoral-vote change

    Casey weighs in on electoral-vote change
    The Harrisburg Republicans' plan to change the way Pennsylvania's electoral votes are counted has gained a high-profile Democratic foe: Sen. Bob Casey. Pennsylvania's senior U.S. senator waded into the state-level fight, sending a letter to state...